November 12 Rock And Roll History
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On this day in 1962, the Beatles appeared at the Star Clubin Hamburg, Germany, along with Little Richard.
In 1966, Pink Floyd performed at the Corn Exchange in Bedford, England. At these early Pink Floyd shows, they generally played songs like "Let's Roll Another One," "Gimme A Break," "Interstellar Overdrive," and "Astronomy Domine."
In 1983, Bob Dylan's 22nd studio album, "Infidel," peaked at #9 on the U.K. chart. The album was co-produced with Mark Knopfler, guitarist for Dire Straits. Dylan had also considered Elvis Costello, David Bowie, and Frank Zappa as potential producers.
In 1988 on this day, U2's sixth studio album, "Rattle and Hum," went to #1 on the U.S. album chart and spent six weeks there. It ended up selling more than 14 million copies.
In 1990, Ronnie Wood, who has contributed guitar and vocals to the Rolling Stones, broke both his legs after redirecting traffic when his car crashed on the M4 motorway. He was trying to wave other cars past his own, and he was run over.
And in 2008, Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead in a Portland, Oregon hotel room following the Experience Hendrix tour. He had planned to take a short vacation before going back to England. It was ruled that the 62-year-old musician had died of natural causes.